Staff Accountant - Business Operations - Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)

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At CLA we create inspired careers.

We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career paths in the same way. That's why CLA exists to create opportunities. We promise to know you and help you.

This is why we've created our business operations (BizOps) practice!

If you answer YES to these questions, then our BizOps practice could be a great fit for you!

  • Are you seeking flexibility and work/life integration?
  • Do you thrive when interacting with people, both virtually and in-person?
  • Is working with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines important to you?
  • Do you enjoy working with a strong team?
  • Are you interested in finding creative solutions to streamline and improve processes?
  • Would you like a career with a clearly defined path for growth?
  • Do you want the stability and backing of a top 10 national firm?


CLA is looking for a detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join the Business Operations practice in our Sacramento, CA office.

In this role, you will work independently at client locations supported and supervised by a CLA Controller. This position provides an outstanding opportunity to grow your career as you contribute to the success of clients' businesses or organizations.

This is a full-time, long-term career opportunity serving multiple CLA clients on a permanent basis; it is not an outsourced temporary position.

As Staff Accountant you will:

  • Complete non-complex and some complex account reconciliations and record transactions as part of the monthly, quarterly, and annual adjusting and closing process.
  • Apply GAAP (FASB/SFAS) related to our clients' specific industries.
  • Prepare and review the general ledger, financial statements and required work papers
  • Assist with preparing and reviewing financial and statistical reports, analyzing for unusual items and notifying team leaders when necessary.
  • Prepare and review payroll and payroll tax reporting
  • Assist annually with preparation for the independent auditors
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the financial operations of industry specific engagements (i.e. nonprofit, healthcare, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Identify accounting errors, research technical issues, and proactively resolve issues
  • Assist with projects related to due diligence, system selection, and other consulting.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field OR Associates degree in Accounting or related field plus 2 years of accounting experience OR Associates in unrelated field plus Accounting Certificate plus 2 years of accounting experience.
  • 1-2 years of experience providing accounting and financial services is preferred, exceptions can occur based on work to be performed.
  • Aptitude to develop a thorough working knowledge of accounting software and systems, i.e. QuickBooks, Yardi, MRI, Timberline, Sage, Foundations.
  • Proficiency with applicable software (including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc).
  • Ability to travel to client sites
  • Strong organization skills/goal orientation/self-motivation.
  • Ability to handle pressure in a positive professional manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Communication that is clear, concise, and considerate of the needs of others.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and value the different contributions people make.
  • Proven success in managing work and key client relationships to exceed client expectations.


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